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By The Numbers

By The Numbers

PLAYLIST In The Hall of The Mountain King – Hugo Montenegro and His Orchestra Sénégal Fast Food – Amadou & Mariam Meditations – Charles Mingus Sextet/Eric Dolphy Smile – Madeleine Peyroux Le Mal De Vivre – Barbara Sunday In Richmond – Danny Cohen Non Photo-Blue – Pinback Businessmen – Carla Bley Guitar Solo 5 – […]

Private Insecurity

Private Insecurity

PLAYLIST In the Hall of the mountain king – Silver Fist Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles Whole Lotta Helter Skelter – SoundHog Scatterbrain – Jeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group Displaced – Amon Tobin Wheels of Confusion – Black Sabbath Sort It Out – The Caesars Torn And Frayed – The Rolling Stones Undun […]

Circa 1948

Circa 1948

We break the taboo tonight and de-segregate the post-war Blues era, co-mingling  syncopations signaling a broader tolerance, “a world in which there shall be an equality of opportunity for every race and nation.” But I do fear a social conformity will take hold with all this fear-mongering and witch-hunting! PLAYLIST In The Hall Of The Mountain King […]

The Future

The Future

This week, aaron.Jacob and I look to the future of hoverbikes, robots, augmented reality and bio-hacking. Forecasts and predictions exceed our wildest imaginings, but will they prove realistic or surrealistic? Try not to get too future shocked as we set the dial on our experimental time machine and hope for the best… tomorrow! PLAYLIST In […]

Love and Destruction

Love and Destruction

PLAYLIST In the Hall of the Mountain King – Funk United Light My Fire – Minnie Riperton The Atmosphere Routine – Mr. Dibbs Love And Happiness – Al Green Do Your Thing – Isaac Hayes Don’t Go Home with Your Hard-On – Leonard Cohen New Comer – W. Rockman Munchies for Your Love – Bootsy’s […]

Worst 90s Show

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Playlist, Radio | No Comments

The Stranger is joined by old friends to fill our time with only the very worst that the 1990’s had to offer. A challenging proposal to fit into a mere two hours, but we hope you’ll be excruciated, nonetheless. PLAYLIST In the Hall of the Mountain King – Erasure Pump Up The Jam (1990) – […]

Austere Warnings

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Current Events, Playlist, Politics, Radio | No Comments
Austere Warnings

Danger signs abound reminding us of the context of our austere, violent, unequal world. Politically-motivated reasoning disenfranchises voters, consumers, workers, people of color, the impoverished, whistleblowers, dissenters, journalists, and any citizen who wants their free civil rights. PLAYLIST In the Hall of the Mountain King – Duke Ellington Sunshine Of Your Love – Ella Fitzgerald […]

Unraveling Myths

Unraveling Myths

Pervading and damaging myths persist in the collective national dialogue; that either political party are rational actors, that the president’s second term will be filled with progressive policy objectives, that the economy will fix itself in an unregulated free market, that the deficit is the most important problem to tackle, that severe cuts to the middle […]

Digital Culture Killed My Dog

Digital Culture Killed My Dog

This week, aaronJacob and I examine the state of the digital world, wondering whether our state of technological growth is a good thing or a bad thing, much the same, or if that growth is perhaps a little overstated. Is it making us mentally unstable? Does it help us escape or confirm our biases? Does […]

Red vs. Blue

Posted by on Jan 12, 2013 in Current Events, Playlist, Politics, Radio | No Comments
Red vs. Blue

We’re joined again by aaronJacob who helps us dissect the ridiculous divisions in party politics and ideology, examining the faulty logical steps that make them falter and fail. We decry both the stubborn projection of the GOP and the unscientific post-modernism of the Democrats. Their refusal to recognize evidence and facts may be partly to […]